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Tanzania Pharmacy Advanced Practice Rotation (APPE)

Key Contact: Dr. Jason Varin | Visit Activity Website

Country(ies): Tanzania

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Activity Description

Each January, fourth year students spend five weeks in Tanzania as part of a multidisciplinary experiential rotation. Working alongside physicians and medical students from the University, they practice at the Ilula Lutheran Hospital in rural central Tanzania.

The rotation includes:

*participating in clinical rounds
*seeing patients with malaria, HIV, tuberculosis and other diseases not normally seen in the U.S., including parasitic enteric infections
*learning about the flow of drug distribution processes
*giving presentations to hospital staff
*visiting local pharmacies and a pharmacy school
*conducting free health assessments, including blood pressure, glucose, eye exams and drug therapy education
*working with physicians in the outpatient clinic
*traveling to surrounding villages with the mobile HIV and maternal-fetal clinics

This rotation provides students with invaluable hands-on patient care opportunities, it also fills a critical pharmacy need in Tanzania.

Activity Types

Clinical Care, Community Outreach, Education/Training

Academic Health Center Units

College of Pharmacy

Activity Topics

Immunization, Rural Health